Groundbreaking ceremony for Nenggiri Hydroelectric Power Plant, Malaysia – a milestone towards more renewable energy
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new 300-MW Nenggiri Hydroelectric Power Plant, for which the ANDRITZ-led consortium will supply the electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment, took place on June 12, 2022.
The ceremony was attended by high-ranking delegations from government and industry as well as by the customer and owner, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes two Francis-type turbine-generating units (153 MW each) as well as the complete mechanical and electrical balance of plant, the hydromechanical equipment, and the high-voltage switchyard.
With commissioning expected by mid-2026, the Nenggiri Hydroelectric plant will provide peak load coverage to stabilize the national grid as well as flood mitigation benefits for the downstream areas. At the peak of the construction work, it will provide about 2,000 job opportunities to the local people and the possibility of developing further spin-off jobs in tourism and agriculture.
Once completed, the Nenggiri dam will generate approximately 600 GWh of renewable energy annually. This project is part of several government-approved projects to meet the growing energy demand in Malaysia and increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 40% by 2035.
Nenggiri is the largest single renewable energy project currently being implemented in Malaysia by TNB, and ANDRITZ is extremely proud to be the preferred partner for this prestigious undertaking.
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.
ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the globally leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 180 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 470 GW output, the business area provides complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for plant diagnosis, refurbishment, modernization and upgrade of existing hydropower assets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.